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2010-11 Season Review: Ryan Craig

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Ryan Craig was one of the better team captains the Pens have had in recent years.
Player: Ryan Craig
Role: Two-way forward, AHL veteran
Contract Status: Unrestricted Free Agent on July 1st

Notables: 29 years old, 6-1, 215 lbs, Left handed shot

Season stats: 71 games played - 19G, 29A, +6, 84 PIM
Playoff stats: 12 games played - 3G, 4A, +7, 12 PIM

Team captain Ryan Craig was a true leader for the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins this season. He was 2nd on the team in scoring during both the regular season and playoffs. His +7 in the playoffs was the best on the team.

He played six games for Pittsburgh in February when the injuries hit the organization hard up front. Craig went scoreless in those games but other than the -3 in the Islanders/Penguins fight night, he was an even +/- in the other five games.

Craig would be a good depth signing for the organization and a good leader to have in the AHL locker room with the rookies and prospects in the minors.  He was a 20G/20A guy the past two seasons and there's no reason to believe he can't continue at about that pace.  He is a solid two-way forward who can play on the power play and penalty kill. Craig also isn't afraid to drop the gloves to stick up for his teammates or to give his team a wake up call.

How do you rate his performance this season? Comment below and rate his season success on a 1-10 scale with one being the least impressive and 10 being the most impressive.

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